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About Michael C. Newman
Michael Newman is a partner in the Intellectual Property Section of Mintz Levin’s Boston office, and focuses his practice on work with the U.S. International Trade Commission, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Michael also advises clients on the impact of Alice on the viability and value of patent portfolios. Michael’s recent victories include successfully arguing for client NextGen in Preservation Wellness Technologies, LLC v. NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC (E.D. Tex – 2:15-cv-01562) in which Federal Circuit Judge William Bryson, sitting in designation, granted the client’s motion to dismiss, holding that the plaintiff’s patent at issue was not patent-eligible under Alice.
About Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher is a recognized leader in representing companies ranging from start-up ventures and emerging growth companies to multinational corporations across all major industries, particularly technology, communications, manufacturing and consumer services. We also represent the investment community, including commercial and investment banks, partnerships, and individuals. Our offices and practice groups work together seamlessly to craft customized, cutting-edge deals for our clients. Our corporate clients benefit from Gibson Dunn’s network of over 1,200 attorneys located in 20 offices in major cities in the United States and throughout the world. In the structuring, negotiation and execution of transactions, our corporate attorneys work closely with colleagues in other practice groups, including antitrust, tax, finance and executive compensation, all of which are vital to the success of complex corporate transactions. In addition, Gibson Dunn lawyers have played key roles before regulatory bodies such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The US Supreme Court’s decision on Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International has created a dramatic effect on the validity of computer-related patents. Trends on “Alice Storm” have continued and become more entrenched. An uptick in the number of Section 101 decisions is seen with about 70% of patents being invalidated. With no clear guidance from the Supreme Court, lower courts are at times uncertain on how to distinguish an abstract idea from an inventive concept. Moreover, a large number of patent applications have been rejected by the USPTO under Alice.
In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will discuss the latest trends following the Alice Storm. They will provide an in-depth analysis of the impact brought by the Alice decision to patent infringement litigations and patent applications. Speakers will also offer strategies to overcome the aftermath of the Alice Storm.
Some of the major topics covered in this course are:
§ The ‘Alice Storm’ – An Overview
§ Significant Changes and Challenges
§ Court Approach
§ USPTO Application of Alice
§ Recent Case Laws
§ Best Strategies on Overcoming the Alice Aftermath
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/ Source :
The Knowledge Group